Monday, October 27, 2014

Champagne And Mars Bars

Trail Runners Will Run For Booze and Chocolate

Our Soiled Sport Trail Series, Season Ending Run

As in past years we seem to have the best turnout for our Champagne and Mars Bar run to celebrate a season of great trail running. 
We had around 44 people out for our run this year, some of them I have never seen before and some I have not seen since last years season end'r. (Tracey and Steve)
Thanks to all for showing up and hope to see you out on Wednesday evening for our night runs at Komoka (headlamps will be needed), and for Saturdays winter runs now exclusively at Medaway Trail till March.
Due to some trail restrictions at Medaway Trail we may have to alter the route some what. But we will review this Saturday to see what makes the best and easiest solution.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hallucination Aid Station at the Vulture Bait Trail Races

Tempting Runners With Cigars and Beer

What was reported to race officials at this years Vulture Bait Trail Races was almost unbelievable to the ear.
What is believed to be the work of road runners trying to make trail running less appealing may have back fired, as we all know that Vulture Bait Trail Runners have a number of vices, and beer is one of them.
These hooligans set up a water station a 100 meters before our aid station #4 at around the 20 km point, with cups of assorted beers and boxes of cigars.
The Vulture Bait Race organizers are now looking for them, as now that they have started it, they are encouraged to do it again next year as runners will be expecting it.
Thanks to Martin D., Ross W., Alicia D., and Lennard D. for creating a 'buzz' for the Vulture Bait Trail Race.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pass it on.

The Turkey Trot has grown to be a great success even with little advertising, as 300 runners young and old get out on the Thanksgiving morning to show off their Cross Country skills.

If you have friends, family or co-workers with kids that are into or want to try Cross Country please forward this on.

Also Bill W. is looking for volunteers on race day, so if you can help out please note the details below.

Looking for volunteers and runners for the London Pacers Turkey Trot. Please contact Bill Wheeler at if you can volunteer between 9am - noon at Springbank Park. 

This is a great event! Springbank Park. Thanksgiving Monday
Race date: Monday October 13, 2014
Race time: 2K at 10:00am
                 6K at 10:20am
Place: Main picnic pavilion in Springbank Park
2k Race - focus is for elementary school children but everyone is welcome to
             -  the race is a 2k loop on grass at the west end of Springbank Park
6k Race - focus is for high school kids and adults. Again everyone is welcome.
             - the race is one 6k loop partially on grass, some hardpacked trail and
               some single track technical trail.
Registration: on line at
                   at the race site beginning at 8:30am
Cost: $5 for the 2K and $10 for the 6K
         (additional fee: $0.50 for the 2K, $0.85 for the 6K for online registration)

Monday, September 29, 2014

If you get lost in your own back yard, you may be interested in this.

During the week of September 20th I had the chance to travel with Danny and Bill to the Haliburton Forest to do some orienteering using map and compass to find certain peaks in this huge wildlife reserve.
Danny has been orienteering for a number of years and has participated in numerous races around Ontario, so he thought maybe he could talk a few of his trail running friends to learn the art of finding your way with only a compass and topographical map, and maybe put a team together for an upcoming event in the Ancaster area.
Well, anyone who has run with either Bill or Danny knows that they have a screw loose when it comes to challenges on a trail run.
So, there I was trying to keep up to them as they scramble up rock faces, through streams and down ravines. To say my arthritic old knees may have let me now that they did not like the routes selected, would be an under statement.
So a team has been formed for a race on November 9th,(team Moose Dynasty) and now all I need to do is tie a rope to either one of them to drag this old grey haired man behind to keep up.

There has been interest by others who would like to learn how do orienteering using only map and compass, not so much for races but for the possible upcoming Zombie Apocalypse.
If you are interested Danny said he would gladly do a "orienteering 101" to learn the basics.
It would be done locally on a Saturday or Sunday so there would be no travel issues and should anyone get lost, they wont have a problem to get back on course. Probably looking at dates in November.
If this interests you let me know: and we will try to get a few dates to select from.
Wolf Lake
 Bill reviewing his map, as someone put a lake in our path.
Breakfast of champions

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Westminster Ponds Wildlife Warning

Ooop's I misread the e-mail, thought she said cougars.

Received an e-mail that there was reported sightings of coyotes in Westminster Ponds and persons using the trails should do so with caution. Also, should you be running with your dog, this may attract the coyote.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Loonie Toonie 200KM Trail Run

 This was forward to me from Gary C. thinking maybe there was someone just itching to do a 200k race.
Unfortunately I am sleeping in that day.
1. 2 for 1!  We are offering 2 to come for the price of 1, that's $750 for two, or $375 each!  Great deal considering we just had a professional consultant value our LT race at $2000!!!!  We are also still honoring the early bird price at $550 for one.

2.  Refer a friend!  If you refer a friend (this means you), we will offer you cash back or $100 off your own entry fee!  So I could send you a check for $100 or take $100 off the entry fee when you are able to race with use.